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Since upgrading to Safari 5.1.1 none of the websites I am visiting is displaying Favicons. I had a look in ~/Library/Safari/Icons to try and reset these but noticed that the file/folder doesn't exist, so the problem is not related to the caching.

This was working fine in a clean install of Lion before upgrading to 10.7.2. Even installing Glims and setting the icons to display in the tab headers did not fix the problem.

Is anyone aware of a fix for this, or whether this is a known bug?

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I'm running Safari 5.1.1 on Lion (10.7.2) and see the favicons. –  Alex Oct 21 '11 at 21:43
    
And, to be sure, I did a Safari -> Reset Safari, and removed Website icons, then refreshed the page. I see the favicon again. –  Alex Oct 21 '11 at 21:44
    
And that directory doesn't exist for me either, but I still see the icons. –  Alex Oct 21 '11 at 21:44
    
@Alex WIll give it a try now, I think I may need to do a repair permissions again :( I seem to have to do that often lately. –  Diago Oct 21 '11 at 21:44
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

After doing some research it turns out I am not the only one with this problem, and Safari has changed the location for it's favicon database.

From this Apple Forum discussion:

  • Quit Safari.
  • Go to ~/Library/Safari. Move the WebpageIcons.db file from the Safari folder to the Trash.
  • Relaunch Safari.
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The key here is the Relauch, just emptying cache and refreshing does nothing. –  Anriëtte Myburgh Feb 9 '12 at 9:03
    
Followed directions above--problem is that when I relaunched Safari the Webpagelcons.db file was recreated and the favicons still don't appear! LG –  user26508 Aug 1 '12 at 11:50
    
Forgot to mention that I upgraded to OS10 10.7.4 (using Safari 6.0)--could this explain the missing favicon problem?? –  user26508 Aug 1 '12 at 11:52
    
just tried this, Safari 6.0, OS 10.7.4. The site I'm checking is using a PNG for its favicon, but other sites using .ico files work ok. Haven't tested more than a couple yet, but worth considering –  Peter Bagnall Sep 25 '12 at 16:17
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